Often times ideas have people, instead of people having ideas.
Other times people seek to become something, a docter, lawyer, father, etc and they lose who they were beforehand.
How can remain ourselves, and simply possess our titles and ideas, instead of them possessing us? Maintaining ourselves has to do with focusing on our strengths.
Focusing on our strengths prioritizes the process of exercising and developing excellence, strength and virtue in the world. Instead of aiming at something finite and setting up life as one big success or failure, the goal becomes to partake in the process of flourishing and growth. You are a living creature, always changing, always growing, always moving. Life is process, and maybe the fully lived life is a life that takes an active roll in that process.
Hustle it up!